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Boy this is definitely WORK but no one said it would be easy!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

I went from basically working, grandkids and that was about it. Boy was I in for a shock when I joined this 8 week program! I meet with an exercise physiologist 3 times a week, a dietician once a week and a psychologist once a week so FIVE appointments from Monday thru Friday! the first week was so exciting but now its a real adjustment Im in it for the long haul and really learning a lot of things but its probably the hardest thing to change your entire routine and readjust to living and breathing a healthy balanced life and all that it entails. Which is exercise, grandkids, spirituality, work, managing the stress and revamping your entire LIFE! But then again no one said it would be easy it is a WORK IN PROGRESS and I will keep going day by day until this all becomes an old habit!

Also, something that is really bothering me is the fact that I am on a beta blocker due to high blood pressure and my heart rate REFUSES to raise itself where it needs to be ... so I feel like I'm NOT getting the benefits .. I just swam for 45 minutes and my heart rate didn't go above 90! Very disappointing to say the least. At least my trainer is aware and I should still be getting the benefits of exercise but that the beta blocker is doing what is supposed to do ... NOT make the heart work too hard --- one day soon I know I will be off those pills .... YEAH!

ME -- after one of my workouts TRYING to get that good ol' heart pumping

and sometimes I really wish the pounds would come off much faster with all this work Im doing but there is a reason and its the healthy way to do it learning crucial tools such as nutrition, setting goals and as my brother said Slow and steady wins the race trying to adjust my mindset Ill get there as I said I am definitely a WORK IN PROGRESS. ONWARD!

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NANCERS40 8/4/2013 1:38PM

    Thanks also Happyjay!

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NANCERS40 8/4/2013 1:38PM

    Thanks Shellyed for your nice comments ... appreciate it!

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SHELLYED 8/4/2013 1:04PM

    Very inspiring - the right way, like your brother said! You're definitely doing all you can do, you should be proud! : ) It is such very hard work, you can do this! Eventually it will become a new way of life and you'll forget your old habits! In your picture, it looks to me like you must have been working pretty hard regardless of your heartbeat, you have a very pretty flush! : )

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HAPPYJAY 8/3/2013 9:11PM

  you can do it

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IT'S ALL ABOUT ME!!! -- LOL -- but really it HAS to be!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Today had a GREAT session with the motivator/psychologist in my program ... I felt really good afterwards ... set some very specific goals ... rude awakening though to realize I need to commit to 5 workouts a week ... this girl's structured workouts have been biking to work (6 blocks) -- LOL

I am ready ... received my heart rate monitor ... they really have this program down to a science! IMPRESSED ... Tuesdays I need to bike for 45 minutes -- on my own -- personal training is only Monday, Wednesday and Friday ... sitting on a bike for 45 minutes ... whoa!! ... but I'll do it .. I'll stand for a couple seconds every time I need to ... but have to change the levels every 5 minutes ... first couple of times may be a little tricky but it will become fine I'm sure. Thursdays will be swimming (a no brainer for me) I always seem to get meditation in while swimming ... and am an avid swimmer ... so piece of cake for me ... imagine the heart rate monitor even works in WATER ... not letting me get away with anything ... because my heart rate monitor is actually monitored by my trainer .. (or was he just saying that -- LOL) ...

This 8 week program HAS to be about ME ... hence the title IT'S ALL ABOUT ME! ... obviously I need balance ... but for this 8 weeks I am learning about stress management to help with the major stressors that will fall in my path while working my but off to regain my health. But, my employer is on board (SO BLESSED FOR THAT) .. grandkids :) --- and after the 8 weeks I'm sure I can be a little flexible with the schedule IF NEEDED but I will try my hardest to keep my schedule .... and work around THAT!

Now, grocery shopping done -- time to cool off and then time to prepare for a few days so I have no reason to fail with buying food NOT in my program!



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ANNMACP0212 7/19/2013 10:42PM

    Congratulations! It sounds like a great gameplan... The Lord is looking out for you.

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Boredom is NEVER a Good Thing!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Had my first session with my exercise psysiologist a few days ago. Boy, am I limited in cardio due to my knee!! I can swim and bike FOR NOW ... did a lot of strengthening work with weights, exercise balls. He taught me HOW to engage my abs ... I said "EXCUSE ME ... what ABS" .. I can't find them! .. LOL ... he gave me some techniques to practice engaging those abs that I can't find! ... LOL too much fat surrounding them, THAT is going to be a challenge.

EXCITED for the next step .. TOMORROW ... receiving all my appointments for the 8 week program ... testing ... psychologist and nutritionist and trainer ... HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF THIS 8 WEEKS! But will have to Swim regularly in my pool because I am so limited as to what I can do ... the trainer even says the eliptical is OUT for right now because it tends to jar the knee .. the POOL will be seeing me a lot :)

Today experiencing a lot of down time at work (Boredom) which is always a BAD thing for me ... all I want to do when that happens is EAT EAT EAT! ... trying to keep the faith ... anyone with any tips when you have NO choice to do anything else ... meaning boredom while working ALONE on a Sunday for 10 hours with almost nothing to do!!! HELPPPPP!!

My grandkids are really excited for me ... which really makes me feel GREAT.

ONWARD ... Thank you Lord for allowing me to take this journey!!!!

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NANCERS40 7/19/2013 9:59PM

    THANKS!! I appreciate the comments! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/14/2013 7:41PM

    Take your time & do what the doctors say.....

God bless,


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SHOAPIE 7/14/2013 6:39PM

    Heal quickly.

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NECESSITY has brought me here!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I have been away for quite some time ... I keep failing and restarting ... 2 years later my health in so many ways is suffering -- all because of the weight and lifestyle. My ortho has suggested a program he is involved in and insurance covers most of it .. pretty costly ... but it involves psychologists, exercise physiologist, dietician, so it covers all the bases for a total lifestyle change. It is very scary for me ... and I will definitely need to make some priority changes for this to happen but I no longer have a choice! I can no longer ... WAIT .. I WILL no longer continue to have knee problems, high blood pressure .. high triglyceride levels, not able to have the active fun I would like with my 3 precious grandkids -- I GUESS IT'S A CHOICE BUT REALLY IN MY MIND -- IT'S A NECESSITY! I need many prayers as I embark on this FINAL road to wellness. emoticon

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MEBAZI 7/10/2013 8:08PM

    There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind that you are 100% capable, able and willing to travel down this journey. It may take a little time for the weight to come off, BUT it takes a split second to change your mind.

Change your mind, turn on healthy and your body WILL follow.

We only have one life to live. Time to LIVE. emoticon

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DIANAOR1 7/10/2013 8:07PM

    emoticon good luck and wishing you the best! Saying a prayer for you to become a healthier individual. You have all you need to be a success. emoticon emoticon

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OH NO ... has it really been that long that I've been OFF TRACK ...

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Time to move on .... moving forward ... had a good week ... food was good but exercise was not so good ... which I'm working on .... moved downtown and loving my new apartment ... getting a whole new lease on life .. changing old behaviors .. sometimes it just seems overwhelming to change behaviors, eat healthy, exercise, but now that I have the eating going fairly well ... it's time to really work on getting at least 10 minutes of exercise (f0r NOW) in ... my psychologist thinks I need to START at 10 minutes with consistency and then later reassess that goal. Today is going to be hard at work -- up with a sick grandchild last night and working today from 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 AM - 7:00 p.m. ughhh ... and they deliver bagels, donuts, muffins on the weekend ... when I'm tired ... they call me like you wouldn't believe ... and it's right down the hall ... I've gone 4 hours so far!!! Well ... today is my first blog in months ... so it's a good start ... BABY STEPS ... God willing!

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NANCERS40 11/29/2011 7:59PM

    Hi Rivaderchi --- Thanks. I am trying to get back on track ... but exercise is not going too good .....

Hope you had a great thanksgiving!

I'll blog soon .... famished now and at work and about to go get a healthy salad ... felt sick today so only had oatmeal and it's 7pm ... ughhh ... take care .... emoticon

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RIVADERCHI 11/22/2011 1:20AM

    Hi Nancers! Welcome back! Good blog, well you've gotta eat... do you pack a lunch/snacks? I love bagels!! Anyway, you sound strong and motivated... just need to pace yourself and keep your blood sugar level... and even at work--some chair stretching or stairs and some deep breathing... good luck and keep us posted! Wishing you and yours Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon

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